This is beautiful! Sturdy and pretty, both! I bought it for a Bridal Shower. The word etchings are pretty. It has split photo pockets on each page. It's exactly what I wanted ... one photo pocket for a photo of each guest and a corresponding pocket for the guest's recipe. It will set perfectly on her counter. It even has extra pages so she can put her own recipes in it, also. I would recommend this to anyone for any reason. It's the perfect gift.